By becoming a Friend of Venezia Autentica, you get a discount in all our partner shops around Venice – 35+ and growing – for a whole year while helping us support the Venetians and their city
It’s easy: 1. Become a friend -> 2. Download your Pass -> 3. Enjoy your citywide discount!
Important: To pay, you just need a – debit or credit – card, no Paypal account is required. Look for the ‘Pay by Card’ button at checkout.
Why should I become a friend of Venezia Autentica?
With only 10 euros, you can help Venetian small and medium businesses as well as make life better for the local community and responsible tourists in Venice.
Your support of Venezia Autentica’s work and mission will make a world of difference.
What is the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”? How does it work?
Your gift of 10 euros, or more if you wish, makes you a friend of Venezia Autentica and gives you the right to use the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” for an entire year. “Venezia Autentica’s Friends’ Pass” is personal and entitles you to a 10% discount on an expense of above 30 euros at each of our partner shops, as many time as you want, for the whole year.
You can feel great about becoming a friend of Venezia Autentica because besides helping us to continue providing our help to the local shop owners for free, you’ll help us support more of the local community, as every 10 Passes sold, we set aside the value of one pass to support the projects of local associations and citizens.
I do not have a Paypal Account, how can I pay?
All that you need to be able to pay is a debit or credit card, no Paypal account is required. Look for the ‘Pay by Card’ button at checkout. If you should encounter any issues, please, get in touch with us, we’ll be happy to help!
What are the different prices I see?
Your gift of 10 euros makes you a friend of Venezia Autentica and gives you the right to use the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” for an entire year. However, if you are very appreciative of what we do and would like to support our work and mission by giving more than 10 euros, which would be of a great help for us, you should be able to do so. This is why you can see several other ‘prices’, as well as an ‘Other’ button, which allows you to customize the amount you’d be happy to contribute to our cause!
How can I help if I'm not in Venice and won't be able to visit for a while?
Since 2 years, we’ve been providing, via Venezia Autentica, all our help and services to the shop owners and the local community completely for free and all the expenses that we’ve been making are out of our own pockets.
If you’d consider getting the pass even without being able to use it now, you’d be helping us greatly and, therefore, you’d be helping them too!
Can I use your pass to buy from your members online?
Currently, the pass allows you to get a discount only in the physical shops in Venice but the money it generates makes a lot of difference as it helps us carry out our work.
How do I get the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”?
In order to make it very easy and convenient, we sell them only on this website. To date, we do not have a physical location where to get in from when in Venice. After proceeding to your payment you will be redirected to your receipt and will receive a copy of it, with all needed details, at the e-mail you shared with us. Quickly afterward, your personal pass will follow. It’s been optimized for print and mobile use If you do not seem to receive your pass, please do get in touch with us, here.
How do I recognize the shops rewarding the holders of “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass”
The shops rewarding “Venezia Autentica Friends” are easy to identify. They both have a badge on their profile on our website (currently being updated) and a sticker on their window. Our sticker is like a seal of approval, all the shops displaying it have attested to be and to commit to continuing meetings the criteria of our chart of values. They also committed to giving the holders of the “Venezia Autentica Friends’ Pass” a 10% discount on all expenses of minimum 30 euros at their shop.
Which shops are already on board?
- MURANO GLASS PEARLS JEWELS: Giorgio Nason, Muranero, Perlamadredesign, Rialto 79, Leonardo, Sculture Da Indossare, Miani Nicola
- GLASS ART, MIRRORS, AND WINDOWS: Bisanzio Glass Gallery Showroom, Canestrelli Mirrors, Marco Franzato
- MURANO GLASS BEADS WEAVERS: Attombri, Le Burle Veneziane, Venetian Dreams
- PAPER JEWELS, ARTS, AND BOOKBINDING: Paper Owl, Legatoria Barbieri, Itaca Art Studio, Ebru’
- METAL JEWELRY: Attombri, T.S. Gioielli
- CERAMICS: Chimera
- MASKS: Ca’ Macana Atelier, L’arlecchino, La Bottega Dei Mascareri, Teatromaschere, Atelier Marega
- OARLOCKS, GONDOLAS ACCESSORIES, AND WOODEN TOYS: Il Forcolaio Matto, Signor Bloom, Le Forcole, Bottega Tramontin Gondole, D.Co Tramontin E Figli
- LEATHER BAGS AND ACCESSORIES: Il Grifone, Francis Model, Raggio Veneziano
Venezia Autentica is a social enterprise. As a for profit organization, looking to reinvest in our mission to fuel our efforts, donations to our cause are not tax deductible.